MGA Championship
MGA Players' Championship
Hastings Golf Club | Hastings, MN
June 17-19, 2024
MGA Championship

MGA Players' Championship

Hastings Golf Club | Hastings, MN
June 17-19, 2024
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Tournament Information

Registration Status: Closed

Entry Fees:

Qualifying:  $110
Successful Qualifiers:  $80
Exempt Players:  $190

This is a WALKING ONLY event.

Eligibility:

Entry is open to any amateur golfer:
(1) Who is an MGA Associate Member,
(2) Who has an active Minnesota Handicap Index® that does not exceed 6.4 at the time of entry, and
(3) Whose Minnesota Handicap Index® is active effective the first day of competition for the player (qualifying or championship).

An entry may be rejected at the discretion of the Committee at any time, including after the competition has closed.


NOTE: For eligibility purposes, an MGA Associate Member through the MGA Join On-Line (JOL) program must have a Minnesota connection in addition to JOL membership in order to participate. Examples of connections would be a MN resident (permanent or seasonal), a non-resident student at a MN school, and/or an MGA course connection, validated by a course employee and/or score posting record. The Committee’s decision on such a connection and eligibility is final.   

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Additional Information

This event is a counting event for the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) System.

FORMAT:
Sectional Qualifying: 
 
A contestant may enter only once and attempt to qualify only one day, at one site, for this championship.  However, a player may enter multiple Players' championships (Players', Mid-Players', Senior Players') and attempt to qualify at the same site for each respective Players' championship by having the one round count for all qualifying events.

Sectional Qualifying for all three Players' events  (Players', Mid-Players', and Senior Players') are conducted concurrently at each site. Sectional Qualifying events are limited to a maximum of 84 players over the three divisions. Space may be limited by division.

The MGA reserves the right to cancel a division within a Sectional Qualifying in the event no competition exists at the close of entries. In the unlikely event this occurs, any player entered in the cancelled division will have the option of moving to any remaining Sectional Qualifying site with spots available or to withdraw and receive a full refund.

Players entered in the Championship, except exempt players, will play 18 holes of stroke play in Sectional Qualifying. The number of available qualifying spots at each site will be determined once entries close and will be posted on the Championship website. Any ties for qualifying spots or alternate spots at each site will be played off immediately, hole-by-hole until the final qualifiers and alternates are determined.

NOTE: Qualifiers for all three Players' events are conducted concurrently. If someone enters the Players' and Senior Players' Qualifying, all Senior Players' contestants will play from the Players' Qualifying set of tees.

Championship (NEW for 2024): 
Day 1:  Stroke Play Qualifying; 16 advance to Match Play
Days 2&3: Championship Match Play
The Championship field will be sixty-four (64) players comprised of the Defending Champion, Exemptions and the Qualifiers.  All players, except the Defending Champion, will play a Stroke Play Qualifying on Day 1 to determine the 15 players who will join the Defending Champion advancing to Match Play.  In the event there is a tie for the final position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff on the course immediately following the conclusion of the Stroke Play Qualifying.  In the event the Defending Champion does not enter, 16 players will advance to Match Play.  (NOTE: The Defending Champion may play in the Stroke Play Qualifying as a practice round, but it is not required.)

Seeding: 
The Defending Champion (if entered) will be seeded #1.  All other players will be seeded based on their position in the Stroke Play Qualifying.  If a tie exists at a score, the USGA recommended procedure for a "scorecard playoff" will be followed to determine seeding.

Withdrawls: 
In the event a player withdraws, the spot will be filled as follows:
(1) Exempt Player: The open spot will be filled by the highest ranking alternate from the Overall Alternate List. 
(2) Qualifying Player: The highest ranking alternate from the withdrawing player's Qualifying Site (if available) will fill the spot.  In the event an alternate is not available from the withdrawing player's Qualifying Site, the spot will revert to the highest-ranking player on the Overall Alternate List.  

Schedule:
Monday, June 17 - AM: Stroke Play Qualifying
                               Starting times begin at approximately 9:30 am
Tuesday, June 18 - AM: Round of 16 - Starting times begin at 8:30 am
                             - PM: Quarterfinal matches - Starting times begin at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 19 - AM: Semifinal matches -Starting times at 7:50 & 8:00 am
                                   - PM: Championship match - Starting time 12:40 pm

Practice Rounds - Championship:
Practice rounds are available.  Please call the Hastings Golf Shop (651/437-4210) and identify yourself as an MGA Players' Championship contestant to schedule a time.  The fee may be dependent on the time of day and date of your practice round.  

Driving Range:
Range balls will be provided before play each day.  The range will be open at least 60 minutes before play.

Food & Beverages:
The MGA will provide lunch each day to all players playing that day.  Players will be allowed to order off the MGA menu upon completion of their morning round.  Additionally, food and beverages will be available on a cash basis from the menu following the afternoon matches.  (Alcoholic beverages are not included.)

Accommodations:
No lodging arrangements have been made for the Championship.

Qualifying Sites
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Date
Course
Qualifers
Alternates
5/13
9/3
5/13
5/2
5/13
1/2
5/14
3/2
5/15
1/2
5/20
1/2
5/22
6/3
5/23
2/2
5/23
2/2

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